Product Design Manager (in Chemnitz)

About Staffbase

In a polarized world, we inspire people to achieve great things together. Our mission is to help organizations unlock the power of inspirational communication so they can thrive in the Narrative Age. Our award-winning communications channels – intranet, employee app and email – deliver experiences that drive engagement and inspire hearts and minds.

We’re headquartered in Chemnitz, Germany, with offices in many locations throughout the world, including New York, London, Berlin and Dresden. Our international team counts more than 750 employees from 45+ nationalities and we have a growing base of 2200+ customers that want to transform their employee experience. We are rapidly scaling, post-Series E ($115 million funding), have strong-growing revenue, and our customers love us.

At Staffbase, you will have the opportunity to help redefine the importance and purpose of internal communications in the enterprise segment. Goodbye old clunky B2B user experience, hello to intuitive & innovative B2B UX design. 

We are looking for an exceptional Product Design Manager to lead and own the strategic design direction of our Staffbase Studio platform. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, Group Product Manager, and Engineering Leads.

You will lead a team of 4 product designers and report to the Senior Product Design Manager of your product unit.

What you’ll be doing 

  • Deeply understand and empathize with our Staffbase Studio users, their workflows, and user experience with content creation and management, to define the long-term UX strategy; carry and support this understanding throughout your team
  • Evangelize the importance of quality, consistent design, and user experience across your product portfolio. This will include implementing or supporting the improvement of processes & principles like information architecture, accessibility, design thinking & research in your team, and potentially across other streams
  • Lead, mentor, and grow your product design team and co-create design processes while working with Product & Engineering to deliver intuitive and impactful products
  • Align your team strategy to our overarching company goals, empowering them to rapidly produce research and design results autonomously, and be involved in selected projects yourself where needed
  • Lead design within the Staffbase Studio platform holistically. Drive initiatives and programs to enhance the overall experience while positively impacting our business
  • Collaborate with customer-facing teams and effectively communicate progress and achievements to stakeholders within the Product Organization, other departments, and executive leadership
  • Be a leading voice for employee communications managers and admins. Ensure that we are constantly improving the admin experience across all communications channels and products

What you need to be successful 

  • 7+ years experience in product/UX design, with at least 2 years experience in successful management of designers in cross-functional teams
  • Excellent portfolio showcasing various design works for mobile and web platforms, including complex admin interfaces and design systems.
  • Experience in leading, inspiring, and managing a design team, including setting goals, providing feedback, and fostering professional growth
  • Excellent stakeholder management with product managers, developers, and other stakeholders to ensure cohesive product development
  • Proven record of understanding of business objectives and the ability to align creating product design visions & strategies with them
  • A great collaborator, involving not only different data points and research in design decisions but also your product design team through workshops, design critiques, and feedback talks
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Proactive attitude with an eye on details and a mind for the bigger picture

What you'll get 

  • Competitive Compensation - we offer attractive salary packages including an Employee Stock Option Plan.
  • Flexibility - we offer flexible working time models and the option of hybrid work, and support this with a yearly flex work allowance of €1560.
  • Growth Budget - all employees get a yearly budget for external training of €1000, and one day off for growth per year (increase to two days in 2nd year).
  • Wellbeing - in addition to our yearly vacation of 30 days, we’re running a 4-day-work week every year in August with full payment.
  • Support - we’re offering a company pension scheme.
  • Sports & Health - join our sport courses in the offices or lease a bike with Staffbase. The offices are equipped with fruits, drinks and snacks.
  • Team Building - Regular team and office events including the yearly Staffbase Camp.
  • Volunteers Day - you’ll get one day off per year for supporting a social project. We will donate a small amount for that project in addition.
  • Employee Referral Program - one of your friends is a fit to one of our full-time openings? Refer them and get a referral bonus paid.



Also available in Berlin, Dresden, Leipzig